Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Ihlenfeldt is director at Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, responsible for the business unit „Production systems and factory automation“. He heads the professorship for „Machine Tools Development and Adaptive Controls“ at Technische Universität Dresden. His research concentrates on cyber-physical production systems, including control technology as well as process informatics and machine data analysis. Further research activities focus on factory system design, machine tool technology for forming, machining an assembling as well as cognitive human robot collaboration.